Cloud and Automation Architect

Advantage Tech is looking for a Cloud and Automation Architect for our Kansas City, MO client.  This is a hybrid position for local candidates starting next year and can be 100% remote for candidates outside of the area. 

The Cloud Acceleration Team (CAT) was recently formed to enabled stream-aligned product teams to deliver product features to the business at a higher speed with reduced coordination.  The team empowers a cloud-native platform comprising a foundation of self-service APIs, tools, services, knowledge, support, organization structure, and operating model arranged as a compelling product.  This will provide operational support for the platform initially to enable accelerated feature delivery. 

 

As a Cloud & Automation Architect, you will be defining the public cloud-centric core infrastructure services and common design patterns for computing, storage, networking, and security domains.  You will also be developing and maintaining automation frameworks for platform provisioning.  You will serve as a thought leader and consensus builder with a technology-savvy mindset.  As a pragmatic, results-driven architect, you will be expected to articulate complex IT concepts to all audiences from technical contributors, internally and externally. 

 

The CAT team is a close-knit group of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.? We share a strong commitment of providing solid, robust and dynamic cloud and automation environments and we believe in fully supporting each other to achieve this goal.? Trust and open communication are the cornerstones of how we roll, and we have plenty of fun while doing it!? Self-education, peer consultation, mentor guidance, and formal training/seminars are some of the methods that we share information and knowledge. 

 

How you’ll spend your time:  

  • Building services to effective provision, install/configure public cloud infrastructure including networking, compute and storage patterns among various areas. 

  • Partnering with application teams to design and to implement infrastructure-as-code stacks meeting needs of the applications. 

  • Adopting Cloud native technologies to build and run scalable applications in public and hybrid clouds.  Features, for example, include containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative application programming interfaces (API’s). 

  • Actively developing and supporting self-service catalogs for infrastructure provisioning and making them available to application teams. 

  • Advise on all aspects of cloud infrastructure offerings and solution design. 

  • Ensuring infrastructure provisioning automation satisfies IT general controls and solutions are deployed in a safe, secure, resilient, and compliant manner to adhere to regulatory requirements. 

  • Providing hands-on technical coaching to accelerate cloud infrastructure learnings across the organization. 

  • Providing thought leadership on creating solutions built with SAAS, PaaS, and IaaS components. 

  • Providing accurate and current information on all AWS services and serve as a consultant to the CAT technical team to solve business use cases including estimates of costs for these cloud offerings. 

  • Developing Disaster Recovery offerings for cloud-based solutions. 

 

We’re excited to talk with you if:  

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in DevOps or automation. 

  • You have at least 5 years of experience with Infrastructure and Platform engineering for high availability and scalable architectures in the cloud. 

  • You have at least 2 years of experience with architecture and deployment of Cloud Services. 

  • You have at least 2 years of experience with Metrics, Events, Logging, and Tracing solutions (i.e. Splunk, Log Analytics, New Relic). 

  • You are a certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional or AWS DevOps Engineer Professional.  Although this is not required, it is highly preferred. 

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